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Job Description

Our client is a global pharmaceutical company located in Cork, Ireland who is searching for a GA Analyst to join their established, growing team.

 

The role of a GA Analyst is to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the month end closing & related General Accounting activities throughout the EMEA region. This requires strict adherence to company policies while working closely with the European affiliates.

 

  • Be seen as a “go-to” information resource for all GA related queries with full ownership for the Cash in Transit, Prepaid, & Accruals on the Balance Sheet
  • Work closely with local affiliate finance organization to understand current activities at the affiliate & ensure these are properly reflected in the financial statements.  This includes preparing accounting entries as well as reviewing locally prepared accounting entries to ensure accuracy & completeness of entries as well as appropriateness of backup.
  • Develop and manage monthly trial balance package for small/medium/large size affiliates including fluctuation analysis
  • Ensure adherence to the standard month/quarter/year end timelines & coordinate the various contributing teams to facilitate this, e.g. BPO, affiliate finance, CFR
  • Ensure governance of, as well as support for, the external BPO team, regarding the quality and timeliness of accounting entries, clearing activities, ICO processing.
  • Prepare/Review/Approve account reconciliations in accordance with internal reconciliation methodology
  • Review key GA metrics & communicate to stakeholders to ensure KPIs are being met whilst identifying and implementing initiatives to improve.
  • Support global/regional GA projects
  • Support the overall GA team by demonstrating flexibility in providing cover for team members and training of new team members

Basic Qualifications       

  • 2 years’ experience in Finance function or public accounting practice, preferably with in-depth knowledge of US GAAP/IFRS technical accounting
  • Accounting / Finance degree (Undergraduate or Masters as required for certification)
  • CPA, CIMA, ACCA, Chartered Accountant or equivalent
  • Fluency in English

Additional Skills/Preferences   

  • Ability to handle complexity and utilize analytical skills, with attention to detail
  • Ability to proactively & effectively analyse & resolve problems
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and complete key tasks and deliverables whilst demonstrating full ownership and accountability
  • Ability to respond flexibly and empathetically to customer needs, managing their expectations effectively
  • Ability to work in global team environment & communicate effectively with internal business partners of all levels & disciplines, as well as external BPO team members
  • Experience with SAP GA Module, Business Warehouse or Business Objects  
  • MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Additional Information

The GBS focuses on the following foundational pillars across the full organization to ensure a solid and consistent approach to running our business:

Compliance

  • Demonstrate a strong compliance oriented mindset & help to build a strong compliance culture
  • Familiarise with all applicable financial policies, process documentation & training materials to ensure you operate in a fully compliant manner
  • Ensure ownership for all applicable Sox & Operational controls for your area
  • Engage with EY & resolve all GBS General Accounting requests for Group & Statutory audits

 

People

Actively work with the core team members, internal customers/business partners, to build effective working relationships

 

Customer

  • Demonstrate excellence in all interactions with our GBS internal customers & business partners
  • Focus on measuring & improving our internal customer’s experience with the GBS
  • Build and maintain a strong knowledge of your affiliate’s business

 

Continuous Improvement

  • Demonstrate a strong Continuous Improvement oriented approach & help to build a strong Continuous Improvement culture
  • Actively work with the core team members & Global GA team to drive improvements for processes

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